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" Therefore, to promote their happiness, and to secure the good order and preservation of their government, the people of this commonwealth have a right to invest their legislature with power to authorize and require, and the legislature shall, from time... "
Acts and Resolves Passed by the General Court - Page 4
by Massachusetts - 1892
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Church and State in the Modern Age: A Documentary History

J. F. Maclear - Education - 1995 - 510 pages
...whose instructions they can conscientiously and conveniently attend. Provided, notwithstanding, that the several towns, parishes, precincts, and other bodies politic, or religious societies, shall, at all times, have the exclusive right of electing their public teachers, and of contracting...
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Sworn on the Altar of God: A Religious Biography of Thomas Jefferson

Edwin S. Gaustad, Professor Emeritus of History and Religious Studies Edwin S Gaustad - Biography & Autobiography - 1996 - 246 pages
...of which Adams had played a leading role) specified that the legislature had the power to authorize "the support and maintenance of public Protestant teachers of piety, religion, and morality." That constitution further decreed that all men had the duty "publicly, and at stated seasons, to worship...
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On Faith and Free Government

Daniel C. Palm - Political Science - 1997 - 201 pages
...American opinion was the Massachusetts Constitution of 1780. The people of each town were required "to make suitable provision, at their own expense,...Protestant teachers of piety, religion and morality." Pennsylvania's 1776 constitution was closer to the mainstream. It forbad a religious establishment,...
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From Parchment to Power: How James Madison Used the Bill of Rights to Save ...

Robert A. Goldwin - History - 1997 - 213 pages
...a right to invest their legislature with power to authorize and require, and the legislature shalI, from time to time, authorize and require, the several towns, parishes, precincts, and other bodies-politic, or religious societies, to make suitable provision, at their own expense, for the mstitution...
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American Jewish History: The Colonial and Early National Periods ..., Volume 1

American Jewish Historical Society - Religion - 1998 - 486 pages
...i833,171 that Massachusetts did away with her constitutional provisions regarding suitable provision ... for the institution of the public worship of God,...public Protestant teachers of piety, religion, and morality172 and limiting equality "under the protection of the law" to "every denomination of Christians."173...
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The Rights of the People

Alonzo Trévier Jones - Religion - 2019 - 382 pages
...government, the people of this commonwealth have a right to invest their Legislature with power to authorise and require, and the Legislature shall, from time...the several towns, parishes, precincts, and other bodies-politic or religious societies to make suitable provisions, at their own expense, for the institution...
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I Must Speak Out: The Best of The Voluntaryist 1982-1999

Carl Watner - Anarchism - 1999 - 485 pages
...invest their legislature with the power to authorize and require, and the legislature shall, . . ., authorize and require, the several towns, parishes,...provision, at their own expense, for the institution of public worship of GOD, and for the support and maintenance of public Protestant teachers of piety,...
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State Expansion of Federal Constitutional Liberties: Individual ..., Volume 1

James A. Gardner - Law - 1999 - 700 pages
...order and preservation of their government, the people of this commonwealth have a right to invest their legislature with power to authorize and require,...the several towns, parishes, precincts, and other hodies politic, or religious societies, to make suitahle provision, at their own expense, for the institution...
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Religion and the New Republic: Faith in the Founding of America

James H. Hutson - History - 2000 - 213 pages
...order and preservation of their government, the people of this commonwealth have a right to invest their legislature with power to authorize and require,...the several towns, parishes, precincts, and other bodies-politic or religious societies to make suitable provision, at their own expense, for the institution...
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The Death of Character: Moral Education in an Age Without Good or Evil

James Davison Hunter - History - 2008 - 336 pages
...statutes within various state constitutions. Massachusetts'* constitution, ratified in 1789, called for the "support and maintenance of public Protestant teachers of piety, religion, and morality"; this was reaffirmed by the state legislature in 1827." The New Hampshire constitution, framed in 1784,...
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